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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Athanasia

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Athanasia is of Greek origin and means "Immortality (from "thanatos" = "death" + "a" prefix meaning "without"... literally, "without death")".
  • According to a user from Wisconsin, United States, the name Athanasia is of Greek origin and means "Immortality".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
The quality of being deathless; immortality.

Etymology: NL. athanasia, fr. Gr. �; � priv. + � death

Notable Persons Named Athanasia

Athanasia Tsoumeleka is an athlete. Athanasia was born on January 2nd, 1982.


Athanasia was born on February 2nd, 1983 in Pyrgos, Elis. Athanasia is also known as Αθανασία Πέρρα.


Fun Facts about the name Athanasia

  • How Popular is the name Athanasia? Athanasia is the 16,645th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Athanasia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 483 babies born with the first name Athanasia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Athanasia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Athanasia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Athanasia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Athanasia is Sunday, July 1st, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Athanasia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Athanasia was in 1975 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Athanasia Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Athanasia is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Athanasia: Your name in reverse order is Aisanahta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iasnahtaa. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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